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Davidson College

Davidson, NC 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate18%
Acceptance Rate18%

About Davidson College

Davidson College Overview

Davidson College is a private, religious school in a suburban setting in Davidson, North Carolina. Davidson College was founded in 1837 and enrolls 1,973 undergrads and no graduate students. Davidson College provides on-campus housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to Davidson College for Fall 2023 is January 7. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should find out if they have been admitted by April 1.

Student Activities at Davidson College

Interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Davidson College's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Davidson College students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Excited for Greek life? Davidson College has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Davidson College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Davidson College on the Student Life page.

2022 Davidson College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 18%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 44%
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.8
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 39%
Tuition $57,150
Percent of Need Met 100%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $53,152

Is Davidson College a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" can mean different things for different people. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a better idea of what Davidson College offers and if the college could be a good choice for you.

Davidson College Acceptance Rate 2022

Around 18% of applicants get into Davidson College each year. Last year, 6,434 students applied to Davidson College and 1,145 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Davidson College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Around 95% of students who start at Davidson College come back the next year. 90% of Davidson College undergrads graduate within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Davidson College Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 76% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Check with Davidson College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Davidson College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Davidson College's endowment was valued at $905.9 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Davidson College

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Davidson College meets 100% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Davidson College full-time are awarded $53,152 a year in financial aid, on average.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $21,715 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Davidson College.

Based on this information, is Davidson College the school for you? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Davidson College a good school for you?

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Where is Davidson College Located?

Davidson College is located in the suburban setting of Davidson, North Carolina, in the suburbs of Charlotte.

If you are interested in seeing Davidson College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 77 to Davidson, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Charlotte.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Davidson College and Davidson are like without leaving home.

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College Info

405 North Main Street Davidson, NC 28035

Campus Setting: Suburban

Davidson College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 7

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Davidson College is Jan 7.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Davidson College is Mar 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Davidson College is a member of the Coalition for College.

More than an application, the Coalition provides free tools and resources to help students through the college admissions process, beginning as early as 9th grade.

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Davidson College ACT Scores


ACT Range

30 - 33

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

33 and Above


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Davidson College is 31. Students with an ACT score of 33 and above have a good chance of getting into Davidson College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 30 and 33 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 30 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Davidson College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1340 - 1480


Math SAT Range

660 - 750


Reading SAT Range

670 - 740

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1480 and Above


1340 to 1480


1340 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Davidson College students is 1403. Applicants with SAT scores of 1480 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Davidson College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1340 to 1480 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1340 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Davidson College.

Davidson College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Davidson College is like? There are approximately 1,973 students enrolled at Davidson College. 100% percent of students attend school full-time, 22% percent are from NC and 78% percent of students are from other states.


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